underworld

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noun un·der·world \-ˌwərld\

Definition of underworld

  1. 1 :  the place of departed souls :  hades

  2. 2 archaic :  earth

  3. 3 :  the side of the earth opposite to one :  antipodes

  4. 4 :  a social sphere below the level of ordinary life <the town's seedy underworld>; especially :  the world of organized crime

Examples of underworld in a sentence

  1. <a magazine article taking an insightful look at the underworld inhabited by street people>

1598

First Known Use of underworld

1598



UNDERWORLD Defined for English Language Learners

underworld

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noun un·der·world \-ˌwərld\

Definition of underworld for English Language Learners

  • : the world of crime and criminals

  • the underworld : the place where dead people go in Greek myths


UNDERWORLD Defined for Kids

underworld

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noun un·der·world \ˈən-dər-ˌwərld\

Definition of underworld for Students

  1. :  the world of crime



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